Grizzlies Rugby Ready for Important Game

Published on October 12, 2012

Grizzlies Flanker Paul Marshall looks to help lead his team to victory against Mohawk this Saturday at 1pm

Georgian’s men’s rugby team enters this weekend with something to prove.

First year head coach John Daggett had his team firing out of the gate to start the season, earning two victories over Sheridan and coming away with a draw against Conestoga.

The previously undefeated Grizzlies ran into the very strong Humber Hawks team last week handing Georgian there first defeat of the season with a 116-0 loss.  The Hawks have scored over one-hundred points in each of their four games so far this season.

Still for Coach Daggett, he takes little comfort in Humber’s early dominance in the standings.

“We are trying to make a statement this week (vs. Mohawk),” said Daggett.  “We are not that team that played against Humber.”

The Grizzlies still find themselves in good position sitting in 2nd place in the west division standings with two games remaining and can control their fate heading into the playoffs.

Georgian will travel to Mohawk Saturday afternoon in an important game for both teams kicking off at 1pm.  The Grizzlies will then wrap up the round robin schedule Sunday, October 21st when they travel to Conestoga.

After making some adjustments, the team refocused in preparation for the trip to Mohawk.

“We had a good hard week of practice, which we needed.  We will be ready for Saturday.”

Get the latest varsity team info on www.georgiangrizzlies.com and be sure to follow us on twitter @GeorgianGrizz

Orangeville Campus to close at noon July 24

Published on July 18, 2014

Due to maintenance work on the town’s water distribution system, the Orangeville Campus will be closed as of noon on Thursday, July 24, scheduled to reopen for regular business hours on Friday, July 25.

Drones scanning rooftops at Barrie Campus July 18

Published on July 17, 2014

All of the rooftops at the Barrie Campus – including the student residence – will be scanned by drones on Friday, July 18, to check their current physical condition.

The drones are set up to capture photographs of what’s below them. They will not take photographs from their sides.

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Shirley’s Dirty Bingo is back

Published on July 10, 2014

The most talked about girl on Campus is back!

Come experience the hilarious comedy from the one and only Shirley while playing bingo for “naughty” prizes. It’s always an entertaining evening when Shirley’s in the house – don’t miss out!

Thursday, July 24

The event starts at 8 p.m. so be sure to arrive around 7 p.m. or earlier to grab your table. Cover is $5. Full menu available until 9:30 p.m. 19+ event.

Warning: This event contains offensive language and references that may not be suitable for all audiences.

 

Netherlands vs Argentina 4 p.m. in TLC

Published on July 10, 2014

Come catch the World Cup Semi-Finals today at 4 p.m. as the Netherlands take on Argentina. The winner plays Germany in the finals this weekend. Ask your server about TLC’s World Cup Promo happening all this week.

TLC summer hours
Mon & Fri 11am to 4pm

Tues, Wed, Thursday 11am to 6pm

Jewellery student gives new life to old gems

Published on July 9, 2014

Kyle Barrett made a name for himself as a Georgian Jewellery and Metals student and is doing so again working as a goldsmith out of his home studio in Barrie. Kyle creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces for clients, taking great joy and pride in high quality work made to last.

When he was a student, Kyle was given the distinct honour of creating a gift for Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne. A collaborative effort between staff of the Jewellery and Metals program, the jewellery-making industry and the Grey and Simcoe County Foresters, this ceremonial brooch, made using only materials native to Ontario, was presented during Princesss Anne’s visit to Barrie in 2013.

Recently, Kyle was asked by a client to re-design a school ring using heirloom diamonds. The breathtaking piece is shown below. The client was thrilled.

Kyle tries not to overthink any jewellery project he takes on. He thinks the jewellery piece should always be able to speak for itself. “The beautiful quality that jewellery possesses is the ability to evoke an emotional response from the wearer and the admirer,” he says. “It develops an emotional connection which further develops into sentimentality, the secret weapon of jewellery.”

Learn more about the Jewellery and Metals program at Georgian.

A pair of heart-shaped earrings shown with a penny in the background.

Before: A pair of diamond earrings given to the client by a relative.

A gold and black high school ring with a deep red stone.

Before: The client’s cherished school ring.

A ring with diamonds and a red stone.

After: A beautifully designed work of art (click to see larger image).

Precision Skills student hopes to represent Canada in WorldSkills Competition

Published on July 3, 2014

A proud Tyler stands on the podium, holding the Ontario flag
Tyler Magri, Precision Skills student at Georgian College, stands on the podium at the Skills Canada closing ceremonies. The first-year student earned a bronze medal in the CNC category, and top honours in CNC milling. Photo credit: Skills Canada.

Tyler Magri, a first-year student in the Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus, is likely to compete in the use of computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines at the 2015 WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil.

Magri will be taking part in WorldSkills trials before officially joining the Canadian skills team. To qualify for this opportunity, he earned the highest mark in CNC milling and a bronze medal in the overall CNC category at the Skills Canada competition from June 4 to 7 in Toronto. The national competition saw 500 of Canada’s trades students and apprentices – from hairstylists to electricians – competing for medals in their fields. Continue reading